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Offered by SHAPE America
The Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship, developed by the past presidents of SHAPE America to honor deserving students, is awarded to three undergraduate students and two graduate students in January of each year. Eligible applicants must be SHAPE America members, be majoring in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, or dance, and submit two letters of recommendation in order to apply.
While undergraduate recipients will receive $1,250 each, graduate school recipients will earn $1,750 each. In addition, all winners will be given a complimentary three-year SHAPE American membership. If you’re a post-secondary student passionate about health, physical education, recreation, or dance, we encourage you to apply!
Since 1995, SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America has awarded scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate student members majoring in the field of health, physical education, recreation or dance. SHAPE America serves as the voice for more than 200,000 health and physical education professionals across the United States. The organization's extensive community includes a diverse membership of health and physical educators, as well as advocates, supporters, and more than 50 state affiliate organizations.
This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.
College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students
Sports/Exercise Science, Healthcare, Dance
To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.
Proof of enrollment
Letters of Recommendation
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